By Brad Vandenberk
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached the halfway point of the shortened NHL season and your Chicago Blackhawks have yet to lose a game in regulation. Let’s see a show of hands of how many people thought this would happen.
At this stage let’s take a minute to review the season preview that was posted back in January. There were a few statements that I made in believing what would make this Hawks team successful.
We will start from the goalies and make our way up to the forwards. Corey Crawford and Ray Emery were viewed as being the “unknown” factors. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Avalanche, Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Bryan Bickell, Colorado, Corey Crawford, Gabriel Landeskog, Game recap, Jamie McGuinn, John Mitchell, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau, PA Parenteau, Paul Stastny, Ray Emery, Ryan O'Reilly, Semyon Varlomov, The Streak
Another one bites the dust
“Are you ready
Are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat. “ – John Deacon
By Rich Lindbloom
One of my favorite things in life is when I see musicians that I’m not really familiar with, and they proceed to blow my socks off. The smaller the venue, the better. It can be jazz, blues, rock even a great musical like Wicked. One of the most exquisite shows I ever went to was at the Park West, on a cold December night. I think it was a WXRT show featuring Phillip Aaberg, Liz story and Night Noise. Before that night, I was unfamiliar with all three artists. I remember the Irish guy from Night Noise labeling one of Aaberg’s pieces “The NutRocker.” All three played individual sets before joining forces in a “grand” finale. What’s that, you never heard of any of them? – That’s what I’m talking about. Read more
Posted in Rich Lindbloom
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Avalance, Big Cheyene, Billy Reay, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Bobby Hull, Brian May, Dan Carcillo, Frank Pellico, Jeff Bartl, John McDonough, Lloyd Petit, Marian Hossa, Nick Leddy, Paul Stastny, Ray Emery, Steve Konroyd, Wayne Gretzky, Wild
By Chris Block
PuckChatter~Radio returned Thursday night with Al Cimaglia [@AlCimaglia on Twitter] joining in to help us break down the Blackhawks eventful, yet unproductive first week of free agency.
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Among the topics hit on this week’s program…..
-McDonough & Co. show insecurity over losing bids on Parise & Suter
-Why did they want Parise and Suter?
-The pursuit of Martin Brodeur
-Blackhawks bid to become the Miami Heat of the NHL
-What is the plan, Stan?
-How can the Hawks still improve the roster before camp?
-Odds they still can
-Potential trading partners and realistic targets
-What about the goaltending?
-The Penalty Kill
-Could RFA’s Sam Gagner, Evander Kane be on the move?
-Which Western Conference star would be a perfect 2nd line center
-The Blackhawks and Russians
-Martin St. Pierre signs with Rockford
-A review of the Blackhawks selections at the NHL Entry Draft
-Prospect camp next week
-The heat. The heat! And polyester.
-Meeting a man with a very unfortunate name
-Can I play with your poodle?
-And much, much more
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Posted in Audio, Blackhawks, Podcast, Puck Chatter~Radio
Tagged Alexander Semin, Brandon Saad, Corey Crawford, Evander Kane, Jake Chelios, Jay Bouwmeester, Joel Quenneville, Mark McNeill, Martin Brodeur, Minnesota, Nick Leddy, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Paul Stastny, Prospect Camp, Ray Emery, Ryan Suter, Sam Gagner, Stan Bowman, Teuvo Teravainen, Viktor Stalberg, Wild, Zach Parise
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks game in Colorado Tuesday night was a matchup of two teams looking to break out of five-game winless streaks. Someone was going to taste their first win in a while in the Pepsi Center. The ‘Hawks will have to look to break out of their growing slump further West after three third period goals sunk Chicago. Paul Stastny and David Jones led the way as the Avalanche beat the Blackhawks 5-2.
Both teams took nine shots in the first period, none of which found their way past Emery or Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The Avalanche had a couple of odd man rushes that were turned away, most notably by Duncan Keith when Colorado threatened to put of a short-handed goal on a ‘Hawks power play in the fifteenth minute.
Late in the period a bouncing puck got away from Niklas Hjalmarsson, leading to a 2-on-1 led by Stansty. Chuck Kobasew was set up with an open goal, but hit the side of the net with his one-timer. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Avalanche, Brent Seabrook, David Jones, Gabriel Landeskog, Injury, J-S Giguere, Kyle Quincey, Patrick Kane, Paul Stastny, Peter Mueller, Ray Emery, Steve Montador